If a person were to attempt to derive some spiritual meaning from life, it could be likened unto a temporary school, occupied by one's soul as it makes its way through eternity. Life and its experiences become as instructors, teaching each soul to better understand the reality of life according to the soul's evolvement to comprehend it on a conscious level. Herein is part of life's mystery, that the soul learns consciously or unconsciously.
Everything that is experienced becomes part of the subconscious memory-levels of one's mind, whether seen or unseen, whether of this physical world or other worlds. A person may therefore be unaware that their soul is going through a learning process. The main consideration, however, is that learning is taking place and that it has effects on one's soul.
From the opening to the closing curtain, life is a play, with one entering the first scene as an infant and leaving as an older person. Between these two extremes of our entrance and our departure, life itself is very precious. It could be said that life's experiences teach us about ourselves, so much so, that after a time, many will come to learn about the existence of a higher order of life within them.